Automatic Revocation

“I now pronounce you…”  It is at this point in the marriage (in all its various forms) that automatically and without any other comment or warning, a Will is revoked, and thereafter the statutory provisions operate in its place.  Not a lot of people know this. This...

What is Probate?

“Probate” is the process of proving that the Will of the deceased is legitimate, and a “Grant” is the Court’s seal of approval.  It acts like the “deeds” to the deceased’s estate, without it, the Executor may have trouble proving that they “own” it. Executors have...

Inheritance Tax

A very short point; Inheritance Tax, when it is due, is generally spread across the assets in proportion, so that if a house is two-thirds of the estate, then it will bear two-thirds of the tax.  The beneficiaries might decide to pay all the tax from the “cash”...